Viewing from August 2016

Cuba reiterates its commitment with a nuclear-weapon-free world, to mark the observance of the International Day against Nuclear Tests

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 August 2016

During the UN session marking the observance of the International Day against Nuclear Tests on 31 August, Cuba highlighted that the mere existence of nuclear weapons poses a serious threat on international peace and security and on the survival of the human species in the planet. It also defined as ... read more

Cuban declaration on coup in Brazil against Dilma Rousseff

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba strongly rejects the parliamentary and judicial coup d’état perpetrated against President Dilma Rousseff. The Government’s estrangement from the President, without presenting any evidence of corruption or crimes of responsibility against her, as well as from the Workers’ Party (PT) and other left-wing allied ... read more

First US to Cuba commercial flight since Cold War takes off from Florida

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The first commercial flight to Cuba from the United States for over half a century took off from Florida on Wednesday, the latest manifestation of the thaw in relations between the countries. Aboard JetBlue Flight 387 were the US Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, as well as the CEO of the airline, ... read more

New Cuba tourism seen slow to take off despite U.S. flights

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 August 2016

An expected explosion in U.S. tourism to Cuba will likely take years to materialise even after U.S. airlines resume commercial flights to the Caribbean island this week for the first time since 1961, industry officials said. JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) will pilot its historic flight from Florida to the Cuban city ... read more

Cuba’s tourist boom continues

News from Cuba | Friday, 26 August 2016

HAVANA.— Cuba saw the arrival of just over two million visitors during the first half of 2016; an increase of 11.7% as compared to the same period last year, according to the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI). The official report also revealed that 25,895 visitors arrived to the island ... read more

Cuban Paralympians prepare for Río

News from Cuba | Friday, 26 August 2016

The Cuban delegation to the 15th Paralympic Games in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, participated in the official flag-presentation ceremony on August 25, at the José Martí Memorial With emotions from the 31st Olympic Games still running high, we return to the matter of the global competition under the iconic five rings, ... read more

A further step toward peace in Colombia: Government and FARC-EP reach a final agreement in Havana

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 August 2016

THE delegations of the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) announced in Havana this Wednesday, August 24, that they had reached a final, full and definitive agreement on all the points contained within the Agenda of the General Agreement for the Termination of the ... read more

56 years of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC)

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 August 2016

"Among our fundamental purposes is the defense of the Revolution; because if we compare what we were and what we are, there is no alternative." Teresa Amarelle Boué has been secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) since October, 2012. She is also one of the four female members of ... read more

Forests now cover 30.6% of Cuba’s land area following government reforestation programme

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 August 2016

When Columbus arrived in Cuba in 1492 the island was 90% forest. By the time Fidel Castro came to power in 1959 the figure had dropped to 11%. Now forest covers over 30% of the island, thanks to the Cuban government's reforestation programme Cuba ended 2015 with 30.6% of its territory ... read more

Julio C├ęsar La Cruz on the podium with his gold medal in boxing, light heavyweight division, at Rio 2016

How Fidel Castro's Revolution Turned Cuba into Olympics Power

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 August 2016

With the highest record of Olympic medals in Latin America, Cuba owes its sports achievements to the socialist revolution. The devastating U.S. blockade on Cuba, which has lasted for more than 50 years and includes restrictions on the nation's sporting industry, has not stopped the island from becoming the most successful ... read more

Bolivian President Evo Morales Meets Fidel Castro in Havana

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Cuban leader received the Bolivian president to discuss politics, social issues and even sports. Bolivian President Evo Morales visited the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, on Monday and, according to Morales, Castro is lucid and has a great concern for the world supply of food. Morales ... read more

John Kerry attends the US Embassy re-opening in August 2015

What next for US-Cuba relations?

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 August 2016

A year has passed since one of the most symbolic moments in the long and tangled history between the United States and Cuba: the official reopening of the long-shuttered US embassy in Havana. On a stiflingly hot August morning, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, presided over the flag-raising ceremony ... read more

PRESENTE! Contemporary Art from Cuba Exhibition: 6-29 October, GX Gallery, London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 August 2016

This October, the ¡PRESENTE! Contemporary Art from Cuba exhibition will bring a stunning showcase of contemporary Cuban art to London. This will be the first major group show for Cuban artists in the UK for many years, offering a unique opportunity to view a cross-section of the island’s current lively ... read more

Ciego de Ávila wind farm contributing to energy production

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 August 2016

The first wind farm in Cuba is located in Turiguanó, an area in the north of Ciego de Ávila Ciego de Avila.— The Turiguanó wind farm, in the north of Ciego de Ávila, has contributed 4,500 mega-watt hours (Mwh) to the National Electric System (SEN) over the last 15 months ... read more

Angola Thanks Cuba for Support and Cooperation

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 August 2016

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 2 (acn) Manuel de Boavida Neto, governor of the Angolan province of Bie, thanked Cuba for the internationalist support and cooperation it maintains with his country in various sectors. Cuba is present in the construction and reconstruction of the new Angola. We count on its support in the ... read more

Kenya’s health sector to gain from Cuba’s support

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 August 2016

Kenya and Cuba are set to establish a regular exchange program for health workers to boost the two countries’ health sectors. President Uhuru Kenyatta said cooperation between the two countries would help improve his administration’s initiatives to provide quality and affordable healthcare services to Kenyans. “Cuba has one of the best health ... read more

Five decades of Coppelia, the cathedral of Cuban ice cream

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 August 2016

A project initiated by Fidel, in which Celia Sánchez Manduley actively participated. Troubadours and poets frequented this ice cream parlor with capacity for one thousand visitors The iconic Coppelia ice cream parlor turned fifty on June 4, a truly modern symbol of Havana, a Wonder City of the World. The site ... read more

Pinar del Río preparing for greater solar energy use

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 August 2016

PINAR DEL RÍO.—Eleven new solar farms will be built across the province of Pinar del Río, contributing to the island’s renewable energy sources, and joining the two existing farms located in the capital municipality of the province. The solar farms will profit from the proximity of electrical substations to minimize energy ... read more

Cuban medical collaboration expanding in South Africa

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 August 2016

JOHANNESBURG, August 2-. A new group of 29 Cuban health collaborators arrived in Gauteng province, capital city Pretoria, raising the number of Cuban health professionals offering services in South Africa to over 400. The doctors, the majority Comprehensive Family Medicine specialists, are currently undergoing introductory training before starting work in their ... read more

Cuba's Top Moments in Olympic History

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Cuba has managed to capture Olympic magic quite often over the past century, despite having few resources to devote to international sporting events. The Caribbean island nation made its Summer Olympics debut during the 1900 Paris games, and has since amassed a total of 202 medals: 71 gold, 65 silver ... read more

Cuban researchers battle lung cancer with a vaccine

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 August 2016

(CNN) On what appears to be a residential street on the outskirts of Havana, the tan building with a guard gate seems out of place. The building is the Centro de Immunologia Molecular, the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM), known locally as a thriving hub of biotechnology. Sliding glass doors lead to ... read more

Cuba says talks with U.S. over claims cannot be rushed

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cuba said on Monday it was not willing to rush talks with the United States over multibillion-dollar claims and counter-claims and would agree only to an accord that addressed the grievances of both sides. Washington is seeking upward of $10 billion, mainly for properties nationalised in Communist-run Cuba after its 1959 ... read more

Cuban research moves closer to creating new treatment for cerebral ischemia

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The discovery of the neuro-protective qualities of a new molecule called JM-20, opens up promising prospects for the treatment of cerebral ischemia Cuban researchers have discovered pharmacological evidence of the neuro-protective qualities of a new molecule called JM-20, opening up promising prospects for the treatment of cerebral ischemia, a serious global ... read more

The fearless Haydée and Melba

News from Cuba | Monday, 1 August 2016

Despite the fact that almost all of their compañeros had been killed or were in prison or exile, Cuban heroines, Haydée and Melba, fearlessly took to the streets to advance the cause following the July 26 assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons Melba Hernández Rodríguez and Haydée ... read more

Cuban boxing hero Felix Savon in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

Inside Cuba's Premier School of Boxing

News from Cuba | Monday, 1 August 2016

Cuba has had a huge impact on Olympic boxing, thanks in no small party to the La Finca Gym in Havana, which has trained all the country's greats, including Teofilo Stevenson and Felix Savon, and will be hoping to welcome back more Olmypic champions from Rio Ever since Rolando Garbey won ... read more